|USCGC Salvia (WLB-400)|
USCGC Salvia underway in 1971.
|Career (United States)|
|Name:||USCGC Salvia (WLB-400)|
|Builder:||Zenith Dredge Corporation|
|Laid down:||24 June 1943|
|Launched:||19 September 1943|
|Commissioned:||19 February 1944|
|Decommissioned:||4 October 1991|
|Fate:||Salvage operations training vessel for US Navy in Little Creek|
|Class & type:||Iris-class buoy tender|
|Displacement:||935 long tons (950 t)|
|Length:||180 ft (55 m)|
|Beam:||47 ft 1 in (14.35 m)|
|Draft:||12 ft (3.7 m)|
|Propulsion:||1 × electric motor connected to 2 Westinghouse generators driven by 2 Cooper Bessemer-type GND-8, 4-cycle diesels; single screw|
8.3 kn (15.4 km/h; 9.6 mph) cruising|
13 kn (24 km/h; 15 mph) maximum
Career[edit | edit source]
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USCGC Salvia (WLB-400)
After receiving her commission, the Salvia was assigned to ATON and icebreaking duties in the Great Lakes. In May 1944, she was assigned to the 5th Coast Guard District and stationed in Portsmouth where she remained until the end of World War II.
After the war, she was homeported in Mobile and continued to perform general ATON. In April 1951 she was disabled in Calasieu Pass and was towed back to port by Tampa. In December 1968 Salvia searched for survivors from the lost USCGC White Alder (WLM-541).
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "USCG Salvia". US Coast Guard. http://www.uscg.mil/history/webcutters/Salvia1944.asp. Retrieved 31 July 2015.
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